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software development

n. (context computing English) The translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product.

Software development

Software development is the process of computer programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications and frameworks resulting in a software product. Software development is a process of writing and maintaining the source code, but in a broader sense it includes all that is involved between the conception of the desired software through to the final manifestation of the software, sometimes in a planned and structured process. Therefore, software development may include research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, or any other activities that result in software products.

Software can be developed for a variety of purposes, the three most common being to meet specific needs of a specific client/business (the case with custom software), to meet a perceived need of some set of potential users (the case with commercial and open source software), or for personal use (e.g. a scientist may write software to automate a mundane task). Embedded software development, that is, the development of embedded software such as used for controlling consumer products, requires the development process to be integrated with the development of the controlled physical product. System software underlies applications and the programming process itself, and is often developed separately.

The need for better quality control of the software development process has given rise to the discipline of software engineering, which aims to apply the systematic approach exemplified in the engineering paradigm to the process of software development.

There are many approaches to software project management, known as software development life cycle models, methodologies, processes, or models. The waterfall model is a traditional version, contrasted with the more recent innovation of agile software development.

Software development (disambiguation)

Software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product.

Software development may also refer to:

  • Software development process
  • Computer programming, the process of writing and maintaining the source code

Usage examples of "software development".

But nothing from my line manager, or the software development project managers whom I was supposed to work with.

Of 60 software development outfits - 26 were founded with American capital.

MPW had competitors, but it was unquestionably the premier software development system for the Mac.

Toward the end of the day, one of the researchers-Margaret Williams, head of the software development team-had suggested that I climb into the womb of the scanner, myself.

But it does say 'wizard,' so you're obviously in software development and you sure as hell don't work on the AS400 if you're walking around dressed like that So you gotta be blue-sky and if you're here, that means edutainment and that,”.

Certainly, from the huge consumer electronics firms in Japan to software development businesses in India, the rest of the world participates and competes.

The second man, Jack Vallenti, was the number two man in the Software Development Division.

By then I wasnt programming anymore, I was supervising software development.